The e-books for FE project provides Further Education colleges in the UK with access to a core collection of e-books on a platform that offers functionality suitable for the needs of the community.
There is a demand for e-books from students and their teachers in Further Education that is not being met. Jisc and Jisc Collections are working together at a national level to acquire a critical mass of relevant e-books, to achieve efficiencies and harness the opportunities technology provides.
- To license a core collection of e-books relevant to the FE curriculum across the UK to include titles of relevance to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
- Provide colleges with tools and information on how to integrate the e-books into library catalogues, VLE’s and other aids to help embed ICT in teaching and learning.
- Monitor the usage of the e-books, looking at trends across colleges, discipline areas, and e-book titles.
- Work with colleges to achieve high participation and make best use of the e-book titles.